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A Different Way to Yoga

One of our kind students wanted to share what Yoga means for her.  We may never know the people we are breathing next to, their daily struggles or daily successes.  But showing up and being together has a tremendous impact on each student.  Whether you realize it or not… My first thought every morning is, “Am I […]

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Happy New Year 2017!

I used to embark on each new year glassy-eyed and hopeful that this would be the year… This would be the year of no changes or upheaval.  This would be the year life would be filled with peace.  This would be the year magic would happen.  This would be the year… But this year I […]

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Merge- Poem from a Greenville Yogi

This week is Trans-Visibility Week. One of our brave students wanted to share a poem he wrote with you.  He said he wrote this to show the difficulty of what it feels like to feel apart from another part of yourself and the distance it puts between yourself and your loved ones.  I am so grateful he […]

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What Can We Do?

In this world, we are all so very diverse- gender, age, race, sexuality, gender identification, education, socioeconomic status, loves, fears, and on and on.  Yoga means so very many different things, but the main meaning is to yoke, to join, or simply union.  In our sweet yoga community we have Trump supporters, we have Hillary supporters, […]

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Five Ways of Seeing

This came in my inbox from Joan Chittister (one of my favorite outspoken leaders of the Catholic church).  I thought it pertinent to share for our own lives and as we move out into the world.  I hope it inspires you, or at the very least makes you think this morning.  Have a wonderful week.   Five […]

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Love, Actually

In the last few newsletters, I have shared some of the growth experiences I have had through the last 2-1/2 years’ events.  Through some of the dark spots, I had huge epiphanies.  One was an epiphany for me, but is most likely something you have known all along.  Figured I would share here just in […]

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Bigger Hands

In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside of you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to leave what you had […]

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